Calachortus Weedii Propagation

John Wickham
Fri, 29 Jun 2018 09:40:08 PDT
Calochortus bulbs don't pup productively like some other bulbs. I wouldn't disturb them with the expectation that you could divide and spread them around. Some Calochortus produce bulbils on the stem, either at the ground level or in the leaf axils. Look for small tear shaped, hard bulbils on dried stems. These occur on flowering stems, though. As for seed, you can collect the pod when it dries. The change to a light or dark tan. The seed pod opens slowly from the top, so seeds don't all disperse at once. You can probably collect once the tip starts to split.
John WickhamLos Angeles

    On Friday, June 29, 2018 8:36 AM, Ana Weimer <> wrote:


I live in Murrieta on 5 acres next to the Cleveland National Forest. I have growing wild on my property Calachortus Weedii most of which have been eaten by the rabbits. This is the only one that got to bloom. How can I propagate this one? Do I collect the seeds and when? Or do I divide the bulbs? I plan to cage the existing plants next year to protect them from the rabbits. This is my favorite wild flower and am so lucky to have it naturally on my property and would love to know how to make more so I appreciate all the help you can give me. I am also willing to share!

All the best,

Ana Weimer

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